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To reciprocate exam scores into Sumter County, complete the application below and supply the following:
Letter of reciprocity sent directly to Sumter County Building Services at 7375 Powell Rd, Suite 115, Wildwood, FL 34785 or emailed to email@example.com from the reciprocal County or Municipality in Florida that sponsored your original examinations. The letter shall verify the testing facility used, examination taken for the trade with a minimum grade of 75%, and Business and Law with a minimum grade of 75%. Grandfathering without testing is not acceptable.
Credit card, cash, check, or money order payable to the BOCC Sumter County. Check must contain your address and phone number. If choosing to pay by credit or debit card Sumter County Building Services will contact you for payment.
The credit report must indicate all credit activity of records for the applicant and include the previous four years, and if applicable, the applicant's business. This report shall be submittted directly to the County by the applicable credit agency or bureau. Additionally, the applicant must disclose any bankruptcy proceedings in which the applicant or a business owned or controlled by the applicant has been a part of within the last ten years.
Proof of insurance in general, building, and electrical contractors is $300,000/general liability and $50,000/property damage. All other license categories require $100,000/general liability insurance and $25,000/property damage. The applicant must provide proof of worker's compensation insurance and/or worker's compensation exemption as required by Florida Statutes. All certificates of insurance must be in the EXACT NAME of the business being qualified and list Sumter County Building Services, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785, as the certificate holder.
Please have your insurance company directly email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (352-689-4401) current workers’ compensation and general liability insurance certificates to the following as the certificate holder.
Sumter County Building Services
7375 Powell Rd., Suite 115
Wildwood, FL 34785
The completed application and required supporting documentation shall be evaluated within ten (10) business days after receipt. Reciprocity Competency Card Applications shall have a final determination by the Building Official within seven (7) business days following the review period. Failure to submit a complete application with supporting documentation will result in a delay of the processing of your application.
F.S. 489 Part I & Part II Trade Categories: Check which trade pertains (Only one field may be selected per application)
Indicate your response by CHECKING "YES" or "NO" to any of the questions below, if you answer Yes to any of the questions you must provide an explanation. The QUALIFYING AGENT must answer and sign the financial responsibility questionnaire:
Submit a clear copy of your driver's license or a state identification card with photograph.
If you are a qualifying as a corporation or a fictitious name, you must furnish proof.
In making application to qualify as a sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation, I understand that I, as qualifying agent and/or Financial Officer, am completely responsible for the actions of said entity as they relate to its construction business. I will actively supervise all construction work and be responsible for ascertaining all such work is complete according to approved plans, applicable codes, and good construction standards. I will immediately notify the Sumter County Building Official if I sever connections with the partnership or corporation concerned in this application, or I am no longer actively supervising the construction work.
Further, I understand that the Sumter County Building Official, by the authority granted to it in Ordinance 2018-06, holds the qualifying agent and/or Financial Officer responsible for the supervision of the job sites as well as all financial aspects of the entity's construction business including, but not limited to, payment to suppliers, payment to employees, and payment of applicable federal and state taxes.
Submission to authorize Sumter County to complete a criminal background search at federal, state and county levels.
Sumter County collects your social security number, or a portion thereof, for one or more of the following purposes: classification of accounts, identification and verification; credit worthiness; billing and payments; data collection; reconciliation and tracking; payroll and benefit processing; tax reporting; new utility accounts applications; bank draft authorizations; vendor registration applications; Contractor Licensing; volunteer contracts or other volunteer assistance; criminal background checks; emergency transport for billing and insurance; and verification of identity.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Construction Licensing Board shall be required to supply a verbatim record of the proceedings. The licensing board assumes no responsibility for furnishing records.
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